Flying High With Food Diversion
Once full, the food scraps dumpsters are towed to a 20 cubic yard compactor located at the airport’s central disposal area, where they are emptied (left), cleaned and returned to their locations (compactor ready for transport, right).

San Diego International Airport diverts an average of 6 tons/week of food scraps, and serves as a model for other airports.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 20

How To Be A Good Composting Neighbor
Compost is screened to three-eighth-inch minus, and marketed in bulk locally.

Vancouver Island composting facility processes about 6,000 tons/year of wild and farmed salmon waste only a mile away from a popular golf course and high density retirement community.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 38

Low Cost Switch To 100% Renewables
Georgetown pursued 100 percent renewable energy simply because it was the best investment for their customers.

Is Georgetown, Texas a model for other cities to follow to make a switch to 100 percent renewable energy?
John Farrell
BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 51

Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

Food Recovery In San Diego
With 14.8 percent of the San Diego region in the food insecure individuals category, increasing food donation is an integral part of the city’s organics program.

Source reduction, diverting for reuse and composting are the best combined practices for food scraps management. This article highlights food donation potential in the City of San Diego.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 33

Next Frontier Of Organics Recycling In California
The Clean World anaerobic digester installation at the South Area Transfer Station in Sacramento is designed to process 100 tons/day of source separated organics.

To achieve its 75 percent goal, CalRecycle estimates California will need to move about
22 million more tons of organics and other recyclables from disposal to recycling annually.
Caroll Mortensen
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 29